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The Theatre Links pages provide links to Theatre resources on the net, which either provide information on the UK theatre scene in general or which include information about Lyn Paul and the musicals in which she has appeared (Blood Brothers, Footloose and Taboo).

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Footloose

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Taboo (CD cover).

Taboo
Original London Cast
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Taboo (DVD cover).

Taboo
Original London
Production
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Taboo (DVD cover).

Taboo
Original London
Production
Triple Disc
Special Edition
(DVD cover)



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In Print 2002

Daily Telegraph

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Sunday Express

Time Out

Taboo

Taboo opened at the Venue in London on 29th January 2002.

Lyn Paul was invited to join the cast in April 2002 and made her début on 6th May, after previews on 3rd and 4th May. Boy George joined the cast at the same time, playing the part of Leigh Bowery. He continued in the role until the first week of September, after which he was replaced by Julian Clary. Lyn Paul stayed in the show until 16th November. Taboo closed after a run of 15 months on 26th April 2003.

A re-written version of Taboo opened at the Plymouth Theater in New York on 13th November 2003. The US version was panned by the critics and closed on 9th February 2004.


Taboo Unofficial [100% Boy]

Taboo
Original London Cast CD

"It's impossible to choose favourites amongst these gems but memorable moments include Euan's gorgeous voice on Stranger In This World and Pie In The Sky, the wonderful humour of George himself performing I'll Have You All and Everything Taboo and the gorgeousness of 'the voice' - Lyn Paul singing Talk Amongst Yourselves."

London Theatre Guide - Online

Taboo
Review by Amanda Hodges

"Lyn Paul is now ensconced as Billy's forthright mum and very good she is too."

What's On Stage

Taboo, September 2002
Review by Mark Shenton

"Lyn Paul ... brings real grit and a gutsy brassiness to the role of his devoted mum."

Taboo, Notre Dame Hall, 23rd May 2002
Review by Terri Paddock

"Taking over as Billy's mother, Lyn Paul - one-time member of pop group the New Seekers - gives a clichéd character a wounded but tough sensitivity."

Internet Broadway Database (IBDB): Taboo


Lyn Paul with the Taboo cast.

Pictured above:
Lyn Paul
enjoys herself with other members of the Taboo cast
at Culture Club's 20th anniversary concert
at the Royal Albert Hall, 7th July 2002.
Photo used with kind permission of The Devil in Sister George website.

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Boy George.

Boy George
backstage at
The Venue.

Photo used with
kind permission
of the
100% Boy
website.


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Take It Like A Man


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Gail Mackinnon.

Gail Mackinnon

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Gail Mackinnon.

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Euan Morton and Boy George.

Euan Morton
and
Boy George

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kind permission
of the
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website.


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Boy George

Boy George joined the cast of Taboo at the same time as Lyn Paul, making his West End début as Leigh Bowery on 6th May 2002.

09/07/2002

"The cast album for Taboo is well on it's way to being finished, but has been put on hold while the technical side of the team, Kevan Frost, takes a two-week breather in Canada. I let him go on the condition that we finished the B-side of Lyn Paul's song from the show. I'm hoping that Talk Amongst Yourselves will be the first single from the Taboo cast album. Anyone who saw and heard Lyn sing at the Albert Hall will know why. We recorded a really stripped down version of Joni Mitchell's Case Of You, from the album Blue. I can't believe Lyn hasn't recorded in 18 years and that she still has that powerful voice."


Julian Clary

Julian Clary joined the London cast of Taboo on 9th September 2002, taking over the role of Leigh Bowery from Boy George.


Luke Evans

Luke Evans played Billy in the London production of Taboo. In October 2007, in an interview with What's On Stage, Luke recalled the day he discovered that Lyn Paul was joining the cast: "When I was in 'Taboo', the woman who played my mum originally was Gemma Craven. One day they told us that Lyn Paul was taking over from her. I was a huge fan of Lyn Paul in 'Blood Brothers' when I was 17 or 18. When my family came to London, I always used to take them to see 'Blood Brothers' because I loved Lyn Paul in it. She was just amazing in the part of Mrs. Johnstone. I used to wait outside the stage door to get her autograph and tell her I thought she was fantastic! So I couldn't believe it... when you have respect for a fellow actor and then you get to work with them, it's really nice."


Drew Jaymson

Drew Jaymson was in the original London cast of Taboo. He played the part of Steve Strange.


Gail Mackinnon

Gail Mackinnon, another member of the original cast, played the part of Big Sue until 16th March 2003.


Euan Morton

Euan Morton was a member of the original London cast, playing the part of George O'Dowd (Boy George) to great critical acclaim. Euan reprised his role in the short-lived New York production of Taboo, which played at the Plymouth Theatre on Broadway from 28th October 2003 to 8th February 2004.


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Who said that?

No one does theatre for money - except Jane McDonald.
Boy George, Radio 2, 31st December 2002


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